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COD’s Marks Art Center Kicks Off the First Annual COD Latino Film Festival with Film Screening, Q&A with Director and Mural Artist

The Marks Art Center will be hosting a film screening on Wednesday October 10, 2012, at 6:00 pm, to kick off the inaugural year of the COD Latino Film Festival. 
Scheduled in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, the first screening addresses contemporary art in Latino culture: director/producer Roberto Oregel and mural painter Eloy Torrez will be visiting from Los Angeles for a screening of the documentary Eloy Take Two, and Gronk’s Tormenta: A Method, with a Q&A afterwards. 
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and will be first-come, first-served.
This film screening will also be accompanied by refreshment sales to support the student clubs Ballet Folklorico, Latina Leadership Network, and Alas Con Futuro.
The COD Latino Film Festival is a collaborative project, initiated by English instructor Jay Lewenstein and his COD Friends of the Earth group, and this first screening is made possible by the support of COD’s Diversity Council and the Office of Student Life.
“Eloy Take T!ELOY TAKE TWO.jpgwo chronicles the journey into the creative mind and work of Los Angeles artist, Eloy Torrez, famous for painting the celebrated mural of Anthony Quinn on the Victor Clothing Building.  The documentary features comedy legend/art collector Cheech Marin, musician Doug Martinez (from the band 311) and others.  Explore Eloy's canvas, the urban sprawl of Los Angeles." Oregel Productions/
Roberto S. Oregel was born in the state of Michoacan, Mexico and grew up in East Los Angeles.  He earned his B.A. from UC Berkeley and both his M.A. in Latin American Studies and his M.F.A .in Film Directing and Production from UCLA.  Oregel is an independent filmmaker who has been writing, directing and producing documentary films for 15 years.  He has produced and directed an eclectic array of award-winning short films that have earned him a following in both the art and film world. His works represent a variety of film genres, including experimental, narrative, and documentary and deal with a range of subjects, from the creative process to the issues that impact underrepresented communities.  The themes of social justice and human relations run through his films.
Information: Marks Art Center, 760-776-7278,